DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 241                                          December 16,1998

**Before an entry denotes that the item is part of the FCC's implementation of the 1996 Telecom Act. While we will attempt to flag all Telecom Act-related items, this marking is unofficial and informational only.

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FCC SHUTS DOWN 19 UNLICENSED RADIO STATIONS IN MIAMI AREA. Report No: CI-98-30. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CIB Contact: Pamera Hairston at (202)-418-1160.

FCC ADOPTS ON-LINE SYSTEM TO STREAMLINE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR BROADCAST STATION CALL SIGNS. Report No: MM-98-20. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. MMB Contact: James J. Brown and Jerianne Timmerman at (202) 418-1600. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8043.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: N-98-A. Released: December 16, 1998. " COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS FILED UNDER PART 68 .- Connection of terminal equipment to the telephone network." Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/Part68_Actions/16dec98r.txt

Released: December 16, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 12/15/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt121598.pdf

Report No: NCD-226. Released: December 16, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Ginny Kennedy at (202) 418-2328.

Released: December 16, 1998. COMMISSION TO KEEP BOTH FCC FORM 1240 (ANNUAL UPDATE FORM) AND FCC FORM 1210 (UPDATE FORM) FOR CABLE RATE JUSTIFICATION PURPOSES. (DA No. 98-2554). Contact: Cable Services Bureau Contact: Margaret Egler at (202) 418-2319; TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da982554.wp

Report No: SES-00032. Released: December 16, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION RE: ACTIONS TAKEN. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8303.pdf

Report No: SES-00033. Released: December 16, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES RE: SATELLITE RADIO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8304.pdf

Report No: TEL-00042S. Released: December 16, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18 AND 1.767 APPLICATIONS SUBJECT TO STREAMLINED PROCESSING. Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493; TTY: (202) 418-2555. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8306.pdf

Report No: D-1019. Released: December 16, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS.

Report No: 110. Released: December 16, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ASSIGNMENT OF AUTHORIZATION AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL APPLICATIONS.

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CENTURY CABLE OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC. Denied Century's petition for revocation of the certification of the City of San Buenaventura, California to regulate basic cable service and equipment rates because the operator had redefined its franchise area. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 15, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2552). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982552.wp

MARCUS CABLE PARTNERS, L.P. Granted complaint filed against the rate charged for cable programming services tier in Janesville, WI. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 14, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2551). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982551.wp

1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- AMENDMENT OF PARTS 73 AND 74 RELATING TO CALL SIGN ASSIGNMENTS FOR BROADCAST STATIONS. FCC adopts on-line system to streamline application process for broadcast station call signs. Dkt No.: MM-98-98. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 8, 1998. by R&O. (FCC No. 98-324). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98324.pdf

CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S PETITION FOR FORBEARANCE FROM COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICES NUMBER PORTABILITY OBLIGATIONS. Extend until March 16, 1999, the date on which the petition for forbearance filed by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association shall be granted in the absence of a Commission decision that the petition fails to meet the standards for forbearance under Section 10(a) of the Act. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 15, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-330). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98330.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 15, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 240:

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INTERNATIONAL BUREAU GRANTS CABLE LANDING LICENSE FOR GUAM-PHILIPPINES FIBER OPTIC SUBMARINE CABLE SYSTEM. Report No: IN-98-69. Action by: Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: December 14, 1998. IB Contact: News Media Contact: Adonis Hoffman at (202) 418-0429; International Bureau Contact: Troy F. Tanner at (202) 418-1460. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8043.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 15, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU TO POST ON THE INTERNET MODIFICATIONS TO THE FORWARD-LOOKING ECONOMIC COST MODEL FOR UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT. (DA No. 98-2533). Dkt No.: CC-96-45, CC-97-160. Contact: Accounting Policy Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Kate King at (202)418-7400. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982533.wp

Report No: SPB-144. Released: December 15, 1998. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Kathleen Campbell at (202) 418-0753 or Howard Griboff at (202) 418-0657; TTY: (202) 418-2555. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8302.wp

Report No: 44388. Released: December 15, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981215.txt

Report No: 24388. Released: December 15, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981215.txt

Released: December 15, 1998. REFERENCE ROOMS CLOSED FOR THE AFTERNOON OF DECEMBER 18, 1998.Urgent reference and library research inquiries should be directed to Room 230 or by calling (202) 418-0270. Contact: Chief, Reference Operations Division, Office of Public Affairs: Bill Cline at (202) 418-0267. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8071.wp

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"AT&T CORPORATION, ET AL. Granted a license that authorizes construction and operation of a new private fiber optic undersea cable system between Guam and the Philippines. By Cable Landing License . Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: December 14, 1998. by Cable Landing Lic. (DA No. 98-2550). IB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da982550.wp